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Apple’s Two Factor Authentication Doesn’t Protect iCloud Backups Or Photo Streams

techcrunch.com — One of the common bits of advice you'll see people giving you around this celebrity picture hack is to enable two-factor authentication on your accounts - including Apple's. That's good advice, but it wouldn't have protected any of these celebrities and it doesn't protect the other accounts that are compromised by hackers that are able to obtain an Apple ID email and password.
Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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TechCrunch Disrupt Starts With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

techcrunch.com — TechCrunch Disrupt, a thrice-yearly event where they drag me, the founder of TechCrunch, out like Lenin's embalmed body to show I'm still around, is but a week away. And if anything will shock me back to life, it'll be Travis Kalanick, the controversial CEO of the controversial startup (if a company can still be called a startup after raising $1.5 billion in venture capital), Uber.
Sep 03, 2014

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Sep 03, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Why Apple Should Be More Transparent About Security

techcrunch.com — It seems that Apple is gotten embroiled in a security scandal of one sort or another every few months. It dodged Heartbleed but was hit by the very embarrassing 'goto fail' bug. It was called out for not adequately documenting the uses of diagnostic tools that could have been used to collect data from user devices.
Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Mozbii Is A Color-Picking Stylus Just For Kids

techcrunch.com — Now on Kickstarter, Mozbii is a wonderful stylus that lets kids turn the world into their crayon box. It has already surpassed its $30,000 funding goal, with the campaign ending on Sept. 27. To be sure, there are other color-picking styluses out there, but Mozbii has several features that makes it suitable for children as young as two.
Sep 03, 2014

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Google Partners With UCSB To Build Quantum Processors For Artificial Intelligence

techcrunch.com — Google today announced that it is expanding its research around quantum computing and that it has hired UC Santa Barbara's (UCSB) John Martinis and his team - one of the most prolific research groups in this area - to work on new quantum processors based on superconducting electronics.
Sep 03, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Heated, Connected Insoles? Whatever Next…

techcrunch.com — Are there any limits to the everyday objects that will get connectivity and become controllable via an app? Sanity and smartphone battery life might suggest so, but this soon to launch Kickstarter project which is seeking to crowdfund a pair of connected, heated insoles to warm your tootsies and track your running steps sort of suggests otherwise.

Associated Content Founder Luke Beatty Is Now In Charge Of AOL’s Tech Blogs (Including This One)

techcrunch.com — So I guess TechCrunch has a new boss. As first reported by Re/code's Kara Swisher, and confirmed by AOL, Susan Lyne is stepping down from her role as CEO of AOL's brand group, which includes sites like Engadget, Joystiq, and, yes, TechCrunch.

Netflix Taps Facebook To Let You Privately Recommend Content To Friends

techcrunch.com — Netflix has just launched a new social recommendation feature that lets you suggest content to friends without posting publicly to social media. After connecting your Netflix and Facebook accounts, Netflix will now ask users a question each time they finish watching a movie or TV show: Do you want to suggest this video to a friend?
Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Uber Opens Up UberPool To All San Francisco Users

techcrunch.com — Uber has spent the last four years transitioning from a service mainly aimed at helping so-called "ballers" get less expensive black car service to one that nearly anyone can afford and use on a regular basis. Now, with the launch of a fare-splitting offering called UberPool, the company is cutting costs of getting around town even more.
Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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DN Capital Raises $200M For 3rd European Fund, As Euro Tech Resurges

techcrunch.com — London-based DN Capital, which has invested in Shazam and Videdressing among others, has today announced it's raised $200 million (€144 million) for its third venture capital fund, GVC III, a three time increase on its previous fund. Investors include family offices, large institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds, including the European Investment Fund.
Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Home Depot Investigating Potentially Massive Credit Card Breach

techcrunch.com — Did you just get your credit card replaced after the Great Target Fiasco of 2013? Don't get too used to that new card. It's starting to look like it's that time again. Home Depot has confirmed that it's investigating some "unusual activity" with regards to its customer data, and the consistently spot-on Brian Krebs is saying that it's a credit card breach.

Go To TechCrunch Disrupt For Free #TCDisrupt

techcrunch.com — Every day this week we are giving away a ticket to Disrupt San Francisco. We'll announce the giveaways in various locations, so make sure you follow our social accounts for tips. You can earn extra entries to the contest by sharing the giveaway link with friends and following our social accounts.

T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Raises $750,000 In Additional Funding

techcrunch.com — Snaptee, an app that lets users turn their smartphone photos into T-shirt designs, has raised an additional $750,000 from new investors SXE Ventures, Nest, Groupon Hong Kong co-founder Danny Yeung, and Joel Neoh, the CEO of Groupon Taiwan and Groupon Malaysia. The latest funding brings the total Snaptee has raised so far to $1.95 million.
Sep 02, 2014

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